The next time you see an article referring to a supposed malpractice crisis in the country leading to frivolous lawsuits, keep in mind that every year 440,000 people die as a result of medical negligence in this country and that number does not even count those that suffer serious permanent injury from hospital or physician negligence.
The real malpractice crisis in this country is the number of people and families harmed by medical malpractice in this country. Medical errors lead to increased health care costs on the part of the patient who faces a lifetime of pain suffering and disability.
If you think you or a family member has been harmed by physician or hospital negligence, you should quickly act to protect your rights. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and demand answers.